WSOP 2018: Michael Mizrachi Aims For Third Title, Leads $50,000 Final Table In Poker Player Championship

WSOP- Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi

Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi has done it again and now leads the final table of six players in $50,000Poker Player Championship, the event #33 of the WSOP.

Mizrachi is one of just two players in the WSOP history to win the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship more than once. Other than him Brian Rast has won this prestigious mixed-game event twice.

Mizrachi has won the event twice in 2010 and 2012 and now he have the chance to become the first ever player to win this game three times. He will enter the six man final table as the chip leader on 19 June, 2018, i.e today.

Michael has till now grabbed a total of 8,865,000 chips at the end of play on Monday, 18 June.

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This is a 13th annual edition of WSOP, it began as a H.O.R.S.E tournament and now also features no-limit hold’em, pot-limit Omaha and triple draw deuce-to-seven lowball. 87 players participated in the chip buy-ins this year building the pool prize size to  $4,176,000 but only six remained now and they won’t hold back against each other for the $1,239,126 first place prize money and the prestigious WSOP bracelet.

Mizrachi has been very impressive in the WSOP 2018 so far. He even eliminated his fierce competitor and the only other player to have won the Poker Player Championship two times – Brian Rast and bagged the highest amounts of chips.

The six players at the final table all have won WSOP Gold bracelet except Dan Smith. They all have a total of 13 WSOP gold bracelets. Dan Smith is the only player without any WSOP bracelet but he managed to get the second largest stack of the day with 4,485,000 in chips.

Seat Player Chips Big Blinds Big Bets WSOP Bracelets
1 Dan Smith 4,485,000 112 28 0
2 Aaron Katz 2,600,000 65 16.5 1
3 Michael Mizrachi 8,865,000 222 55.5 3
4 Benny Glaser 2,210,000 55 14 3
5 Mike Leah 1,220,000 31 7.5 1
6 John Hennigan 2,400,000 60 15 5

The 4th day of this most prestigious poker event of the summer started with 12 players remaining. But six players were eliminated on the 4th day. The first one to go was  Jean-Robert Bellande who ran his pocket seven against Aaron Katz pocket queen. This stunned Bellande and was sent to rail in 12th place with $88,627.

Chris Vitch went next at 11th place with $88,627 and Shaun Deeb was the next to go with $111,447.

10 times WSOP gold bracelet winner Phil Ivey was up and down for most of the day, but after consequent losses he finally took the stand and played 2-7 draw against Greg Mueller. Ivey finally made 98 low while Mueller ended up making 76 and send Ivey straight to the rail in 9th place with $111,447.

Michael Mizrachi took care of the rest remaining two eliminations of the 4th day. He first eliminated the fellow two times Poker Player Championship winner Brian Rast in eighth place with $144,049. The last player to get eliminated was Greg Mueller. Although, he started good and turned a set of jacks while Mizrachi picked up an open ended straight draw. Mizrachi then decided to put Mueller’s cards on the test. Finally, Mueller called for the show and that finally concludes the day with Mizrachi stomping Mueller to the 7th place with $144,049.

The final action will be played today with 6 players remaining at 2:00 PM local time. The plan is to play down to a winner and the action will be live-streamed.

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